MS 7600 Chinese banknote

Collection ID:
19th century
Physical Description:
1 Item
25x9.7 cm

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Color woodblock print banknote, Yuankun in blue (the trade mark of the bank) at top. Added inscriptions read: Pingpiao zhigian ershiliu? in blue and black at left (it will be paid twenty-six ? [money unit]); and Quangxu shiyinian wuye sanri panzi?? at right (May 3, the eleventh year of Guangxu [reign] period [1886], Qing dynasty), Panzi is banking code, and the ?? (illegible) at the bottom part should be the signature of the banker. Inscribed around the border of the frame read: the money can be used everywhere by anyone, no matter what occupation he has, and it will enrich the person who uses it, etc.

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 7598
NAA MS 7600

Local Note
Local Note
Information and translations furnished by Huey-ing Jeng, Museum Intern from George Washington University, and Chang-su Houchins, of the Department.

Using the Collection
Manuscript 7600, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
Gift of A.T. Thayer. Transferred to the archives by Chang-su Houchins, November 3, 1994.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Money -- Chinese Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chinese -- banknote Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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Suitland 20746